Tall Ships at Sunderland ~ July 2018 ~ Part 3

Part 1 HERE.   Part 2 HERE Finishing up our day visiting the tall ships, here are a few more random pictures I took on the day.             Actually the handstand man was part of a shoreside kind of play where himself and a couple of totties ran around half a ships deck, but I have no idea what that was all about.     I think though, my fave shot of the day was looking up at the grey block of flats overlooking the river and seeing this   Stay tooned for a visit to…

Tall Ships at Sunderland ~ July 2018~ part 1

The History Bit The Tall Ships Races are designed to encourage international friendship and training for young people in the art of sailing. The races are held annually in European waters and consists of two racing legs of several hundred nautical miles and a “cruise in company” between the legs. Over one half  of the crew of each ship participating in the races must consist of young people. After World War II, tall ships were a dying breed, having lost out to steam-powered ships several decades before. It was a retired solicitor from London, Bernard Morgan, who first dreamed up the…